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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Dec 19, 2012 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guns in DC

Well, I like to know the odds. Ignore them if you like, but it is what it is. Guns in the home are more often used against the people that live there -- whether through accidents, suicides or whatever. Whatever you may think, you make your family less safe by having guns.

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Dec 19, 2012 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guns in DC

I agree that it is good to know the odds, but knowing how your data is collected and if it is corrupt or not is also good. The likelihood of a criminal or a shooter reporting that there was an incident where a criminal is shot in the act is reduced to say the least. Too much paperwork and risk of BS. I reckon that would have an effect on the statistics.

My kids had nightmares BEFORE guns were prevalent in their home and they felt unprotected, knowing that those uniforms they thought were protecting them were not. Teach them gun safety, and show your kids that a gun can blow a hole clean through a thick piece of metal or shoot through a tree and sill have enough velocity to hit the target, and imagine what this would do to your head if you screw around with it - they kind of get it. Show them pictures of people with their heads blown off, whatever it takes. Kids love gory stuff, and they get it. Whoa dad! Look at that!

Couple that with the fact that they know that the only way they are kept safe from fucking meth and crack heads is by virtue of a weapon of that caliber, then they have respect for it. If people and kids are not educated to deal with danger, how are they going to face the countless dangers that exists in the world every day? Trucks, trains, sharp things. C'mon. Danger is everywhere you can not completely avoid it, so learn to deal with all of it. Every eventuality you can think of. I do not believe in sheltering my kids from anything. They are happy and well adjusted. All who meet them consider it a pleasure. Unlike many other kids they meet.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 19, 2012 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guns in DC

Here's a shocker, perhaps: I have MANY guns...they are so "locked up", however, that before I could gain access to one, and then the ammo, the intruders could've long since pounded the living snot outta me...certainly well before I could access the smaller ones, then their ammo, and then start blasting...

I have them for a variety of reasons (work, safety--in the middle of nowhere, on the border, in wilderness--and as keepsakes [really]), but at home with kids (no longer) and the wife, I never could bring myself to keep one easily accessible like I assume Mando and DH do...always felt too risky. But, I do think that with LOTS of regulation, specially certified peeps should be able to do so if they so choose.

Just an admission...for no apparent reason (as I keep telling everyone, I am NOT getting involved in this!).

I v much enjoyed reading your take on this all, S&R--good on ya! Have a great Christmas or whatever you celebrate...

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 19, 2012 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guns in DC

I wouldn't mind having a few dozen Claymore's and a bouncing betty. You never know if your going to be overun by a herd of elephants or donkeys.

Speaking of Donkeys, here's a photo of the 3 that share my abode in tracy

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Dec 19, 2012 8:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guns in DC

Rhino

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